Saturday, April 14, 2012


There's just something about the moon, especially when it's full. Is there anyone who doesn't gaze at it from time to time?

Universe Today, MoonConnection, and National Geographic News have a great deal of information about the moon. MoonConnection also has some cool lunar calendars.

Here are a few interesting facts about the moon:

1. Earth's inhabitants always see the same side of the moon.

2. The surface area of the moon is approximately 14,658,000 square miles.

3. The moon is drifting away from Earth by approximately 4 centimeters per year.

4. The surface gravity on the moon is one-sixth that of Earth, which makes everything weigh much less on the moon despite having the same mass.

5. Many people believe that gazing at the moon improves their eyesight.

Pinterest users frequently pin images of the moon. Some are photos, while others are beautiful works of art. If you're interested in images of the moon, check out these boards:

K e l l y - Moon Me
Shaun Vanclief - THE MOON
Emmalola - moon moon moon
Lynda Dysktra - moon magic
Bev Missing - moon

I place moon images on my Nature's Beauty board.


beccabooklover said...

Interesting post. A full moon just makes me think of crazy people or werewolves.

Sharkbytes said...

I think we can't help but be fascinated by the moon. I know it's science, but it always seems magical to me that we see exactly the same side. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at

KatieO said...

In 6th grade, each of my kids had to keep a moon journal for two months, with at least 20 entries (the teacher's know the moon isn't visible every day, with clouds etc.)

For extra credit, they could write "fun facts" at the bottom of their entry pages - each one wrote the fun fact that "The moon is not really made of cheese."

Great to meet you thru AtoZ!

Heather Murphy said...

Interesting facts

Clarissa Draper said...

Really interesting facts about the moon. At 4 cm a year, the moon keeps getting farther and farther away.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I love the moon. I often walk home from work at 10pm, and sometimes it looks so big and bright. It truly is beautiful.

Sylvia Ney said...

Very cool - thanks for sharing! New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.